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Switch might be in contention for the best ever year for a home console in Japan.

Please someone correct me on this, but I believe the PS2 sold 4.3-4.4m units in 2001, and looking at the trajectory from last year where the Switch managed to sell 1.6 m units from this point onwards, 4.5m for the year is not out of question with Pokemon, Ringfit, Luigi's Mansion and Mario Maker giving it a big a momentum.

Also, I've seen games that do what Ring Fit did in its second week (barely drop in sales), and taking into consideration the timing (right before the holidays), this might just exceed expectations and break a million or more in Japan. I would not be surprised, the appeal seems to be world wide at the moment and the timing of it all might carry it well into the holidays.